Two astonishing things: I went out this morning and picked blueberries for pancakes, and I’m posting about it right away before church!
I think we’ve lost a few blueberries to the birds, but I can’t begrudge them. I’m nervous about netting them because we had a few adventures with young birds caught in the strawberry nets earlier in the summer. I know that the answer is to make cages, but the garden is so small I couldn’t bear to be gazing out on huge net cages for the sake of a few berries.
The Dafter, who even as a teenager rises fairly early and is usually a very cheerful morning soul – bless you, my Dafter! – helped to make the pancakes.
And I can’t resist including a photograph of a bouquet from the garden. Despite a very cold rainy summer, the back patch is coming into its own and giving us profuse colour and blooms. Note the bottle of maple syrup from Canada – it’s very expensive (we give bottles of it to our son as gifts!) but we could never be without it. When you think of how much work goes into producing maple syrup, I think it’s worth it.
I wish everyone a peaceful Sunday (or whatever day of the week you may be reading this)!